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Some of us travel out of the areas where we know where the good food is. I think you should all share some of your favorite places to eat. 
 

Last night I stopped in the metro area of Willis Nebraska, about 15 miles west of Dakota City Nebraska. Place looks like a dump, but WOWSERS. 16 oz ribeye steak for $16.75! Probably the best steak I have had at a restaurant!!

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57 minutes ago, Lazy WP said:

Some of us travel out of the areas where we know where the good food is. I think you should all share some of your favorite places to eat. 
 

Last night I stopped in the metro area of Willis Nebraska, about 15 miles west of Dakota City Nebraska. Place looks like a dump, but WOWSERS. 16 oz ribeye steak for $16.75! Probably the best steak I have had at a restaurant!!

Dang, I just missed you!  If you’re in the area again, check out Bob’s Bar in Martinsburg NE. 

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33 minutes ago, ihrondiesel said:

Dang, I just missed you!  If you’re in the area again, check out Bob’s Bar in Martinsburg NE. 

I thought about calling you when I unloaded in Albion, but I started the day about midnight and wasn’t ready to visit much. 

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1 hour ago, Michigan No Till said:

Where's the chicken fried steak?

None to be found in Michigan!

None in New York either. That’s why I learned how to make my own! 
Had some real good chicken fried steak in Fort Worth when I was there and that gave me the desire to learn. Last time I googled that restaurant it was closed up though. 

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What’s that country song from the 90s that had a line about judging a restaurant by the sign? There is some truth to it. I have had some good luck based off that. Only line of it I can remember well enough to quote is “she talks to the truckers with her lights”  Something like mama knows the highway by heart?

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I used to travel a lot.  When I was in a new town, I would use my trusted Parking Lot Barometer method.  The restaurant parking lot with the most police cars and pickup trucks got my business.  I don't think that I ever had a bad meal using that method.

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11 minutes ago, 1256pickett said:

None in New York either. That’s why I learned how to make my own! 
Had some real good chicken fried steak in Fort Worth when I was there and that gave me the desire to learn. Last time I googled that restaurant it was closed up though. 

  And I thought you were going to make a recommendation for a place in the Dunkirk/Fredonia area.

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26 minutes ago, 1256pickett said:

What’s that country song from the 90s that had a line about judging a restaurant by the sign? There is some truth to it. I have had some good luck based off that. Only line of it I can remember well enough to quote is “she talks to the truckers with her lights”  Something like mama knows the highway by heart?

 

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We did a road trip years ago and only ate at salebarns. I am still a fan of them, but the last 2 I have eaten at were Mexican restaurants. Good Tex-Mex, made by hispanics but it wasn’t the same as the old salebarn cafe food. 
Along with that thought, if you are ever in Brush Colorado, stop at the salebarn that is down the hill. Excellent food and wait staff that can keep truckers in line. 

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41 minutes ago, Lazy WP said:

We did a road trip years ago and only ate at salebarns. I am still a fan of them, but the last 2 I have eaten at were Mexican restaurants. Good Tex-Mex, made by hispanics but it wasn’t the same as the old salebarn cafe food. 
Along with that thought, if you are ever in Brush Colorado, stop at the salebarn that is down the hill. Excellent food and wait staff that can keep truckers in line. 

..belated Happy BD, Nick...

.....and when you   come down to NZ to visit, stop at the Wakefield   Bakery ,   on Highway 6   , ,(South   Island  )...you get some real good tucker there..their coffee  is great...they open at 5.00  am..you see log trucks and   ''tradies''   parked up there...as they head out to work......

Mike

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10 hours ago, Lazy WP said:

Some of us travel out of the areas where we know where the good food is. I think you should all share some of your favorite places to eat. 
 

Last night I stopped in the metro area of Willis Nebraska, about 15 miles west of Dakota City Nebraska. Place looks like a dump, but WOWSERS. 16 oz ribeye steak for $16.75! Probably the best steak I have had at a restaurant!!

What's the name of the place? I honestly didn't know there was anything in Willis besides a speed limit sign.

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5 hours ago, bkorth said:

What's the name of the place? I honestly didn't know there was anything in Willis besides a speed limit sign.

Granny’s looks like a dump but it was good! Clear to the west side of town on the south side of the highway. 

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In my former life traveling all over the eastern US for work when in a new area/town I would get out early and look for where the farmers and construction workers were eating. Always found good food.

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19 hours ago, junkandcattle said:

By any chance a shack out at the end of a pier?

3901 Ave.O about 15 blocks from Stewart beach . I don't afford the premium locations any more. I ate at a seafood buffet on the end of the pier around 1981, the food was good  the bill was great (big).

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Just south of I64 about 3 miles in Southern Indiana is the Nisbet Inn.  No semi parking but one of my favorites. known for Rib Gumbo among other things. German history in the area has some influence on the menu to this day. 
https://publichistory.iupui.edu/items/show/479

 

Another good one if in the St Louis area is Hodaks. 
https://www.hodaks.com

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5 hours ago, just Dave said:

3901 Ave.O about 15 blocks from Stewart beach . I don't afford the premium locations any more. I ate at a seafood buffet on the end of the pier around 1981, the food was good  the bill was great (big).

Sometime in the 80's small shack on the pier with 3 or 4 people working. Serving shrimp in a paper lined tray. Around 6 bucks for a huge pile of shrimp and fries

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5 hours ago, Diesel Doctor said:

I will not go through Des Moines, Iowa without stopping at

Smokey D's BBQ

They have the best burnt ends I have ever ate.

Don't forget "MOM'S EATS", In the Middle of Nowhere, KS...😄

Mike

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5 hours ago, Diesel Doctor said:

I will not go through Des Moines, Iowa without stopping at

Smokey D's BBQ

They have the best burnt ends I have ever ate.

Jethro’s is pretty solid in the Des Moines area. 

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